Up on the granite cliff I began building up a small patch of soil to grow potatoes. That is one crop the land critters pretty much leave alone. I gathered mulch from a lakeshore bank on a nearby beach, bags of decaying leaves from a small back bay, and add my annual compost from the float garden and kitchen scraps. An annual sack of manure and now I have enough soil to grow potatoes for us to enjoy. You can read more about my gardening at my blog if you like.